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Pascale Bourquin

Pascale Bourquin

Research Economist


MSc in Economics with Distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
BA in Economics , University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Pascale joined the IFS in 2018 and works in the Income, Work and Welfare Sector.  She currently works on projects related to inheritances and inequality within generations and autoenrollment, as well as the distributional  impacts of the tax and benefit system. Before joining the IFS she worked as an RA at the LSE and completed academic internships in the public sector and with the UN.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W19/12
Our new research examines the reason for the increased in-work relative poverty rate in Britain over the last 25 years, which has risen by almost 5 percentage points from 13% to 18%.

Reports and comment

In their manifestos, both the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats have promised to extend free school meals to more children. The Labour party would introduce free school meals for all children in primary schools, while the Liberal Democrats would offer them to all secondary-school pupils whose ...
Briefing note
The tax and benefit system has undergone significant reform since 2010, with large cuts to working-age benefits, a rise in the main rate of VAT, increases in the rate of the state pension, and reductions in direct tax, including a big rise in the income tax personal allowance. In this briefing note ...


IFS researchers presented the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report analysed the latest data on living standards, while setting this in the context of ...